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Review: could Yasmin cause Crohn's disease?

Summary: Crohn's disease could be caused by Yasmin, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Accutane, and have Acne.

We study 38,241 people who have side effects while taking Yasmin from FDA and social media. Among them, 55 have Crohn's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Crohn's disease and more.

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Yasmin

Yasmin (latest outcomes from 38,702 users) has active ingredients of drospirenone; ethinyl estradiol. It is often used in birth control.

Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) (latest reports from 156,437 patients) has been reported by people with acne, pain, inflammatory bowel disease, depression, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 38,206 people reported to have side effects when taking Yasmin. Among them, 55 people (0.14%) have Crohn's Disease. They amount to 0.04% of all the 156,546 people who have Crohn's Disease on eHealthMe.

Trend of Crohn's disease in Yasmin reports

Time on Yasmin when people have Crohn's disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Crohn's disease0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Crohn's disease when taking Yasmin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Crohn's disease0.00%0.00%28.85%57.69%3.85%7.69%1.92%0.00%

Severity of Crohn's disease when taking Yasmin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Crohn's disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne (26 people, 47.27%)
  2. Contraception (14 people, 25.45%)
  3. Crohn's disease (10 people, 18.18%)
  4. Drug dependence (5 people, 9.09%)
  5. Anxiety (4 people, 7.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Accutane (37 people, 67.27%)
  2. Ortho tri-cyclen (13 people, 23.64%)
  3. Lopid (12 people, 21.82%)
  4. Coumadin (10 people, 18.18%)
  5. Humira (10 people, 18.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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